With the continuing housing crisis in the UK there is also a shortage of authorized sites in Ipswich for travellers to set up on.
As a result, an increasing number of travellers in Ipswich are setting up unauthorized encampments such as playing fields and car parks in Thetford, Ipswich, or Bury St Edmunds.
Statistics from the Government show that the caravan numbers on unauthorized parcels and land in Ipswich that doesn't belong to travellers has increased by 17 percent from 2016-2017.
While between 2010 and 2017 there was an increase of 2 percent in plots that are socially rented in Suffolk.
Suffolk landowners and local authorities have two ways to reclaim land ownership and expel visitors in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, or Thetford.
The first option is to use the common law for their eviction in Suffolk.
Landlords in Ipswich are in their right to evict travellers from their property in Suffolk and are allowed to use appropriate force if needed.
Enforcement agents undertake evictions in Ipswich under common law.
The travellers are usually given a notice to vacate a place in Ipswich within 24 hours by the agents from Denbigh Franks.
If they refuse to vacate the property in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, or Thetford after 24 hours, then the Denbigh Franks agent will return with their equipment and possibly with police if required, to evict the travellers that refuse to move out.
There are numerous benefits to using common law eviction in Suffolk.
Included in this is the speed the eviction in Ipswich may be conducted.
In most instances, the travellers are evicted within 24 hours, which as a result reduces chances of damage to the property in Ipswich and tackles fly-tipping.
For landlords and local authorities in Suffolk, the other choice is to seek an ownership note.
In this case, the first thing to do is to get an order of possession in Ipswich.
When using the order of possession to deal with squatters and travellers in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, or Thetford, the order is usually kept a secret.
When the order of ownership has been granted in Ipswich, you can go on and forward it to the High Court, which is then imposed by the (HCEO) High Court Enforcement Officer of Denbigh Franks.
The most significant benefit to using a writ of possessions in Suffolk is that it does not require given notice, as the HCEO from Denbigh Franks will determine whether to do so.
Another advantage of using this course of action is that it catches Ipswich travellers by surprise, thus reducing the likelihood of them resisting, or trying to damage the property as an act of protest in Suffolk.
A considerable amount of money and time are invested when trying to remove a traveller from a property in Ipswich, Thetford, or Bury St Edmunds, and this is why it is always better to prevent it from happening at all, so to do so, there are certain things that Suffolk land owners and local authorities could do.
In order to stop the unauthorized persons from entering your land in Ipswich, fences and gates on the premises and bollards at entrances are very good options.
In addition, trenches, earth bunds and embankments can also help in preventing unwanted visitors from entering your land in Ipswich.
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